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Re: [old] The Forum registration will be locked from now on

Post by Giszmo » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:47 pm

Frustrating regarding that in months only two real persons have a meta talk apart from the spammers.

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Re: [old] The Forum registration will be locked from now on

Post by ProgVal » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:34 pm

It looks like I finally managed to get rid of spam. The only spam in the last 30 hours is from a user registered four days ago.

I tried many complicated captcha systems with images, bots successfully passed all of them.
The final solution is to ask simple questions I wrote instead. I tried that a month ago, but bots was still able to pass it, and I understood why yesterday: one of the questions was "Are you a bot?", which is not specific enough, and bots knows how to answer it. I deleted this question, and we had no registration since.

Enjoy :)

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Re: [old] The Forum registration will be locked from now on

Post by kweejee » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:21 am

I may have been one of the deleted users, but I'm back and ready to not post anything just like everyone else ;)

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Re: [old] The Forum registration will be locked from now on

Post by ProgVal » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:31 pm

Oops, sorrry.



By the way, I've just ran other batch, as spammers found a way to bypass the registration security. I have been careful of not deleting you this time.

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Re: [old] The Forum registration will be locked from now on

Post by ProgVal » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:25 pm

Spam bots got back on the forums three days ago. I changed the CAPTCHA questions, but they manage to guess the answers to the new questions so there is probably a human answering them.
I then disabled registration, hoping spam bots will give up soon.

If anyone wants to create an account, mail me at progval+glob2 /at/ progval /dot/ net

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